Thursday, February 25, 2010

$40 Cash Weekly Grocery Trip 2/24/10

This week was "re-stock the cupboards week" as we were scraping the bottom on several things. There are some good sales going on, but the one I was most interested in is going to be running through March and my coupons are good through March, so I decided to save that stock-up for another week.

I didn't get a picture this time. It was 11:30 till we got home last night (we went shopping after choir practice and we were later than usual in leaving church), and I was/am so tired I don't feel like digging the groceries back out for a picture :) You're not missing anything too exciting. Except the fact that when you don't combine sales with coupons, money doesn't seem to buy nearly as much!!

Kroger

1 gal. Orange Juice - $2.50 (I love when it's on sale cheaper than cheap concentrate!)
48oz. Vegetable Oil - $2.93
Shortening - $3.56
Garlic Powder - $1.00
Ketchup - $1.35
Pint Whipping Cream - $2.79
5lb. Bread Flour - $2.49
Miracle Whip - $3.49
Head Lettuce - $1.55
Mayonnaise - $2.49
Soy Sauce - $1.19
lb. Bacon - $3.00
2 apples - $1.44 ($1/lb)
Bananas - $.99
1.49lb. Ground Beef - $4.75
2 doz. Eggland's Best Cagefree Brown Eggs - $1.49/ea. (Markdown)

Shelf Price - $45.27
Total OOP - $39.26
Saved - $6.01 / 13%

Last week when I was cleaning out my coupon file I kept telling myself that I need to clip some of the Eggland's Eggs coupons to keep in my grocery envelope. It's not very often I run across those eggs marked down, but when they are, if you have the coupons they can be very inexpensive. I was kicking myself last night for not doing that. There were 8 doz. marked down, and I could've had them for about $.70/doz. if I'd had coupons with me!!

Next week will be interesting. Since this month we've been spending over our normal budget, next month we'll be spending under budget, mostly to get the bare bones necessities to round out what we have stockpiled. We have a great stockpile of lunchmeat and cheese, so I think we'll come out ok.

7 comments:

A family at our Wits End... said... [Reply to comment]

Once the meals start rolling in, you'll be set (and under budget)! Praying for you this week.

Candi said... [Reply to comment]

You did really good despite not having alot of coupons with you. And I hate it when I forget to put some in for those marked down items.

April said... [Reply to comment]

I just started following your blog a week ago and love it. One question though. When you post the prices for what you paid, what does "OOP" stand for?

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

Sorry about the eggs! I still can't believe how expensive ground beef is. I'm going to check it out around here and see if we have better deals than you've got. That's just outrageous! You could buy lunch meat for that (almost)!

Cate said... [Reply to comment]

You're right--money definitely doesn't go as far when you don't have coupons! At the same time, though, I find that I'm more mindful of my purchases when I have to pay full price for them.

Miriam said... [Reply to comment]

April,
First off, welcome to my blog! I've enjoyed seeing my followers number creep up the past couple weeks. It does a bloggy-heart good ;)

"OOP" is couponer's lingo for "Out Of Pocket," meaning what I actually paid. So on my grocery posts, the price beside each item is what I actually pay for the item. The "Shelf Price" is what the total would have been without sales or coupons (markdowns are not included).

I hope that helps!

Jenn said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Miriam!! I was just wondering ... your stockpile of lunch meat and cheese ... do you freeze them? And if you do, once they are thawed out, is their fridge life shortened by it??

You look great by the way!